TEDGlobal 2010

The beauty of data visualization: David McCandless on TED.com

Posted by: Shanna Carpenter

David McCandless turns complex data sets like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates and more into beautiful yet simple diagrams. He proposes design as the tool we use to navigate today’s information glut, finding unique patterns and connections that may just change the way we see the world. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 18:17)

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Comments (3)

  • siddharthan sundaram commented on Sep 13 2010

    Awesome, the way he visualizes the data and make them easy to understand even to the layman! 18 minutes with million of information! superb!

  • Sebastian Betti commented on Aug 24 2010

    Lot of knowledge within so little time and in very limited space.
    What interested me the most was to realize how you can put huge amounts of information
    in just one place through graphics and infographics, if they are really well-thought.

  • Peter Ma commented on Aug 23 2010

    One of my favorite, learning so much within so little time =)